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Metal industry news, August 2012

Carpenter Technology Corp plans to construct a bar finishing facility in China to meet increased customer demand in Asia.

Mahle expands Asian business

Mahle plans to enlarge its facilities in China and Thailand and build a new plant in Japan to meet growing local demand.

GTSO Resources, the mining subsidiary of Green Technology Solutions, Inc says that it welcomes the recent SEC rulings on Dodd-Frank regulations asking comp

Tin industry organisation ITRI reports that China imported 3,125 tonnes refined tin in July, up by 333% year-on-year and 31% compared to June.

Tantalum producer Global Advanced Metals (GAM) says that it welcomes the decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to approve rules regardin

The newly combined businesses of the SFS Group and Unisteel will employ more than 7,000 people globally.

ASTM has given details of three meetings: ASTM International Committee B09 on Metal Powder and Metal Powder Products, ASTM International Committee B01 on E

ASTM has proposed a standard that could be useful in covering the level of defects that exist in hot rolled rod coil.

Molycorp Inc has announced the start-up of its Project Phoenix heavy rare earth concentrate facilities at Mountain Pass, California, USA.

Carpenter Technology Corporation has begun a process to sell Latrobe Specialty Steel Distribution (LSSD) and its Mexican distribution business, Aceros Fort

The organisers of PM13, the international conference on PM for automotive and engineering, have announced a call for papers.

Plansee has developed ENERZONE, a series of fully metallic hot zones that it says consume approximately a quarter less energy than conventional designs.

Kemet has welcomed the SEC’s ruling on the Conflict Minerals Provision 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Financial Reform Act.

Professional organisations and AM companies will be playing important roles in the development of the new Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp has appointed Daniel Gorski as its CEO and five new members to its board of directors.

AVX Corporation, a manufacturer of advanced passive components, says that it is fully committed to the global effort to exclude tantalum sourced from any a

David Styers Jr, vice president of technical product and processes at Wolverine Tube, Alabama, USA, has received the Copper Club Award from ASTM Internatio

General Moly Inc has appointed Scott Kozak to the position of director of investor relations.

American Manganese Inc reports good test results from a recent attempt to produce improved lithium ion battery materials from manganese ore.

White House officials have reported that a new additive manufacturing (AM) institute is to open in Youngstown, Ohio, USA. The move is part of President Oba

Jiangxi Rare Metals Tungsten Group Holding Co Ltd (JXTC), one of China's largest tungsten mine operators, and H.C. Starck, a leading manufacturer of techno

Titanium specialist Materials (ADMA) Group Inc will sponsor presentations in a powdered metallurgy speaker panel at TITANIUM 2012.

Haynes International has reported a variation in sales in its Q3 and nine month results.

Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) reported net sales of US$281.7 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to US$272.0 million for the second quart

Kemet has introduced the T545 High Energy Polymer Tantalum Series of surface mount capacitors.

Global demand for molybdenum will grow at an average of 4.6% pa to 2016, with Chinese demand forecast to increase by 7.5% pa, says a new report by market a

The Ceratizit Group, a division of Plansee, is to acquire a 50% share of hardmetal tool manufacturer Günther Wirth (GW).

Net sales for the fourth quarter of US$643.7 million, up 33% from the prior year.

Epson Atmix Corp has begun volume production of amorphous alloy powder on a new production line within the expanded Epson Atmix headquarters.

Stratasys reported a record revenue of US$49.4 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, a 31% increase from the US$37.8 million for the same per

Goal of GM Ventures/NanoSteel deal is to explore opportunities in nano-structured materials for lightweight vehicles.

Michael Shor brings more than 30 years experience to the Haynes International board.

Federal-Mogul Corporation plans to present a range of products designed to improve the efficiency, emissions and fuel consumption of commercial vehicles at

Alcoa Oil & Gas has been awarded a contract from Pennsylvania General Energy (PGE) to produce 3,500 feet of aluminium alloy drill pipe for gas drilling in

Molycorp reports net sales for Q2 of US$104.6 million, up 5% from the second quarter 2011.

The US Aluminium Association has estimated tha total aluminium demand in the United States and Canada for the first quarter of 2012 totalled 5.8 million l

ERAMET in its half-year report says that its current operating income decreased in the 1st half of 2012 compared with the 1st half of 2011, due to the nega

Felman Production LLC achieves important milestone at its ferroalloys plant in New Haven, West Virginia, USA.

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products reports that sales for the second quarter of 2012 were US$67.9 million, an increase of 7% from the second quarter of 2

Registration is open for this year’s EuroPM2012 Congress & Exhibition.

Bodycote’s most recent interim statement shows revenue up 5% (7% at constant currency), with growth from the North American automotive and general industri

Kennametal achieves 15% EBIT and 15% ROIC objectives, one year early—its best ever results.

The organisers of EuroPM2012 have doubled the number of optional delegate tours.

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